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Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to Sacramento

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — Five things we learned in the Lakers' loss to the Sacramento Kings on Friday night:
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Kobe: Nash 'did everything possible' to get back

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — LAS VEGAS – Playing without Steve Nash was nothing new for the Lakers. Since acquiring the two-time Most Valuable Player two summers ago, it has been the norm to expect his absence. But Friday was...
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Clippers' Doc Rivers on Steve Nash: 'He just made the game different'

Los Angeles Times (Melissa Rohlin) — Clippers Coach Doc Rivers called Steve Nash "one of the best" a day after the Lakers announced that the 40-year-old point guard will miss the season because of a back injury.
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Lakers' Byron Scott on losing Nash for the season: 'Obviously it hurts'

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — Steve Nash wasn't going to play all 82 games this season. Or even 60. Or maybe even half that.
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Financial options for Lakers and the injured Steve Nash

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Though it wasn't entirely unexpected, the Lakers announced the disappointing news that Steve Nash will miss the final year on his contract due to a recurring back injury.
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Season - and likely career - end for Lakers' Nash

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — LAS VEGAS – Steve Nash was as optimistic as he had been in his Lakers tenure. He executed his meticulously rehearsed pregame routine with surgeon-like focus, crouching at the free throw line and...
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Lakers' Nash done for season, and likely career

OC Register (BY JANIS CARR) — Steve Nash finally gave up the fight to get back onto the court after battling nerve issues in his back and legs the past two years and will sit out this season, the Lakers announced...
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Lakers' Steve Nash to be sidelined for season because of back problems

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — Steve Nash’s tenure with the Lakers has ended before the third and final year of his contract with them.
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Jeanie Buss comes to Kobe's defense

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM AND JANIS CARR) — Jeanie Buss fired back Thursday at anonymous league sources who in an ESPN The Magazine story blamed Kobe Bryant for the Lakers' inability to attract top free agents last summer.“Any free agent...
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Magic Johnson suggests Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin should start

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Jeremy Lin has been one of the Lakers' best players during the preseason, averaging 10.8 points and 6.0 assists through four games.
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Jeanie Buss calls free agents afraid to play with Kobe Bryant 'losers'

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Jeanie Buss had a very clear take on players unwilling to join the Lakers because they fear Kobe Bryant.
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Five takeaways from the Lakers' preseason win over Trail Blazers

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — A lot was missing from the Lakers’ 94-86 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers — seemingly both teams’ key starters, to begin with. But here are five takeaways from Wednesday’s exhibition with...
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Lakers give Bryant final two preseason games off

OC Register (BY JANIS CARR) — ONTARIO – Byron Scott apparently has seen all he needs to know that Kobe Bryant will be ready for his 19th and second-to-last NBA season. So he gave the Lakers star the final two exhibition games...
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Kobe Bryant will sit out Lakers' final two exhibition games

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — Kobe Bryant will sit out the Lakers' final two exhibition games for rest reasons, a team spokesman said Wednesday.
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Clippers' Blake Griffin under investigation for alleged assault

Los Angeles Times (Broderick Turner) — Clippers forward Blake Griffin is being investigated by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department for allegedly assaulting a man at a nightclub in Las Vegas in the early-morning hours Sunday.
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NBA general managers rank Kobe Bryant as third-best shooting guard

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Kobe Bryant is the third-best shooting guard in the league, according to a poll of general managers.
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Five takeaways from the Lakers' preseason loss to Phoenix Suns

Los Angeles Times (Broderick Turner) — Here are five takeaways from the Lakers' 114-108 overtime exhibition loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night:
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Miller: Kobe wise in being 'afraid'

OC Register (BY JEFF MILLER) — He made headlines in July when he announced he was “scared” about his future.I remember being confused initially, wondering why this even was a story. Of course, Kobe Bryant’s scared about his...
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Lakers star Kobe Bryant rolls on despite negative article

Los Angeles Times (Broderick Turner) — Kobe Bryant appeared before the media late Tuesday night and never looked upset at the question he seemed to know was coming.
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Price is right on point for Lakers

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — ANAHEIM – Through a preseason in which he has lamented his team’s defense and effort, Lakers coach Byron Scott appears to have found one player who is doing everything he asks. Not Kobe Bryant,...
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Blog Articles

Now LeBron James is the homecoming King

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Mark Heisler) — Like Julius Caesar, LeBron James came, he saw, he conquered and then ... went back home?
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Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan dream big for Clippers

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Ben Bolch) — They catch each other's passes, finish each other's sentences and often appear to read each other's minds on the basketball court.
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An older and wiser Byron Scott is still all business

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Mike Bresnahan) — No matter what happens between now and April 15, the presumed end of the Lakers season, Byron Scott won't wall himself off.
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Five takeaways from the Clippers' 99-89 loss to the Trail Blazers

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Melissa Rohlin) — Here are five takeaways from the Clippers' 99-89 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday at Staples Center. It was the Clippers' final preseason game. Their regular-season opener is Thursday...
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Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to Sacramento

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Mike Bresnahan) — Five things we learned in the Lakers' loss to the Sacramento Kings on Friday night:
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Live updates: UCLA at Colorado

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Everett Cook) — UCLA should beat Colorado handidly, but then again, they should've rolled over Cal last weekend and a few nonconference opponents before that. It's been written about over and over again, but this...
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Garfield surges past South Gate

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Sean Ceglinsky) — Plenty was at stake Friday night in the Eastern League football game between South Gate and Garfield at South Gate High. First place was on the line, as well as positioning in the Los Angeles City...
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Lakers stay upbeat in spite of loss in final preseason game

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Mike Bresnahan) — Mitch Kupchak rolled his luggage into the arena, cognizant the Lakers would fly out of here shortly after their last exhibition game.
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Backups step up to lead Gardena Serra to 38-21 victory over Alemany

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Sondheimer) — Injuries are piling up in the physically demanding Mission League, requiring backups to step in and coaches to come up with new strategies and revised lineups to survive the physical play.
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Ducks beat Blue Jackets, 4-1, extending win streak to seven games

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Lance Pugmire) — In constructing a winning streak that reached seven games Friday, the Ducks have established an identity of thinking defense first and letting their offensive leaders do their thing.
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San Francisco Giants open to bigger relationship with Barry Bonds

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bill Shaikin) — Willie Mays took the field one more time Friday. Mays joined the San Francisco Giants' four other living Hall of Famers — Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda, Juan Marichal and Gaylord Perry — in a...
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Royals' bullpen makes Ned Yost's life easy

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Paul Sullivan) — SAN FRANCISCO — Grateful Dead songs played over the p.a. system at AT&T Park during batting practice Friday in what may have been a devious plan to mellow out Royals' hitters before Game 3...
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Royals edge Giants, 3-2, to take 2-1 lead in World Series

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bill Shaikin) — Zack Greinke asked out of Kansas City four years ago. He was in the prime of his career. He would not sign a new contract with the Royals because he wanted to win and, as he told anyone who asked,...
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Clippers' Doc Rivers on Steve Nash: 'He just made the game different'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Melissa Rohlin) — Clippers Coach Doc Rivers called Steve Nash "one of the best" a day after the Lakers announced that the 40-year-old point guard will miss the season because of a back injury.
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A scandal at North Carolina lands on NCAA's doorstep

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bill Dwyre) — Somewhere, up there, Jan Gangelhoff is smiling. She didn't need to be validated, but she has been.
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Doc Rivers: Steve Nash 'one of the best'

ESPN: Land O'Lakers (Arash Markazi) — The news that Steve Nash, the Los Angeles Lakers’ 40-year old point guard, would be out this season with recurring back problems has inspired many around the league to reminisce about his...
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